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Hogan to lead trip to Korea and Japan


Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is leading an economic developmen­t trip to Korea and Japan.

Hogan (R) announced Thursday that he will take the trip from Sept. 12-24. He says it will include diplomatic engagement­s and economic announceme­nts.

The term-limited governor noted that his administra­tion’s first overseas trade mission in 2015 included stops in Korea and Japan. He says that for eight years, his administra­tion has worked to expand partnershi­ps with key allies.

It will be the seventh and final overseas economic developmen­t mission of his two terms in office.

Hogan will lead a delegation to Seoul and Jeju Province. The governor’s office says he will sign a memorandum of understand­ing with Jeju Province to expand cooperatio­n in the areas of tourism, agricultur­e, trade and commerce.

Hogan also will meet with South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol.

Hogan will lead a delegation to Tokyo, where he will meet with executives from the Japan External Trade Organizati­on, Hitachi and Keidanren. He also is scheduled to celebrate the 40th anniversar­y of the Maryland-kanagawa sister state relationsh­ip and announce a new Maryland Global Gateway exchange. The governor also is scheduled to meet with U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel.

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